Outstanding, Jeff!! You brought up a lot of very good points that most applicants never even consider.
To those that are considering a career in LE, I recommend using Jeff's post as a checklist for every agency you apply to. All of the factors he mentioned can have life-altering consequences.
TFL Members are ambassadors to the world for firearm owners. What kind of ambassador does your post make you?
I train in earnest, to do the things that I pray in earnest, I'll never have to do.